Dr. Li’s research focuses on regenerative medicine and cancer research. He has been actively participating in the development and implementation of multiple projects in translational medicine research. These results have been published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Science Translational Medicine, Kidney International, JCMM and Molecular Cancer as first author, and several co-authors in high impact journals including Nature Communication (3), American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Sci Rep, Diabetes. In addition, Dr. Li also serves as the Section Editor, Gust Associate Editor, Reviewer Editor, and Editorial Board for several journals, and also serves as reviewers for more than 30 peer-reviewed journals.


PhD: Gifu University, Gifu, Japan (Molecular Biology and Genetics)
Postdoctoral: RIKEN-Brain Science Institute (BSI), Wako, Japan
Postdoctoral: Rutgers-Robert Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Research Interests

  • Aging
  • Cancer biology
  • Membrane repair
  • Protein Therapy
  • Tissue Regeneration
  • Protein Therapy
  • Wound Healing

Current Funding

  • NIH/NIA-R01AG056919
    “Hydrogel encapsulation of a tissue repair protein to treat chronic wounds”